Pediatric Neurology Advanced Practice Provider

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023


BSD PED - Neurology

About the Department

In the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, we strive to provide the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment to conducting research to find promising new therapies with a focus on teaching. We are committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, and the education and training of future clinical pediatricians, subspecialists, educators, clinical investigators and physician-scientists. The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work, and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles.

The Section of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality patient care to meet the immediate and specialized needs of children with neurological problems, brain injuries or disorders. With our faculty and researchers at the helm, an interdisciplinary team provides compassionate care, information and resources to patients and patients' families. We operate a Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center; the highest classification granted by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. This designation means that we provide extremely high-level care for children suffering from epilepsy and needing complex medical and surgical evaluation and treatment.

Job Summary

The advanced practice provider provides direct patient care, in collaboration with consulting physicians and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.


  • Provide direct patient care and formulate plan of care in collaboration with physician, nursing staff, and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the Credentials Committee.

  • Communicate follow-up plan/disposition with the follow-up health care provider.

  • Prescribe and evaluate pharmacological therapies according to protocol.

  • Attend both high and low-risk deliveries as needed.

  • Stabilize and transport patients as needed.

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of current professional and legal trends, concepts, and issues related to practice.

  • Identify educational needs of family members and assist with teaching as appropriate.

  • Ensure that appropriate systems and resources are in place to maintain established standards of care.

  • Participate in self and peer evaluation to improve quality of care.

  • Participate in the development, review, and evaluation of policies and procedures.

  • Participate in developing and implementing QI monitoring.

  • Participate in providing in-service and outreach education program.

  • Act as resource for clinical skills for staff on or of the unit.

  • May participate in clinical research projects conducted by supervising physicians.

  • Serve as preceptor to APP students.

  • Interprets assessments, treatments, outcomes, work and disability status, and screenings in a thorough manner. Maintains clear and concise records for individual and corporate clients to meet the requirements of the department, the company and any applicable standards or laws.

  • Analyzes test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.

  • Has a solid understanding about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.

  • Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family, and the organization.

  • Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient’s plan of care.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a related job discipline.


Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois


Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced nursing degree from an accredited school/college of nursing or completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.


  • 1-2 years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty.

  • Previous experience as an APP in Pediatrics and/or Pediatric Neurology.

Licenses and Certifications for Advanced Practice Nurse:

  • FNP certification as family nurse practitioner.

  • Current Advanced Practice Nurse license in the State of Illinois and State of Indiana or eligibility to receive by start date.

  • Once licensed, apply for a mid-level practitioner-controlled license and DEA number.

Licenses and Certifications for Physician Assistant:

  • Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois and State of Indiana or eligibility to receive by start date.

  • Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date.

  • Once licensed, apply for a mid-level practitioner-controlled license and DEA number.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical competency.

  • Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Ability to use independent judgment.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication among various levels of practitioners.

  • Ability to interview and obtain medical information.

  • Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Working Conditions

  • Clinical care setting.

  • Exposure to human blood, human components, and/or products made from human blood.

  • Exposure to infectious materials.

  • High-stress environment.

  • Requires use of personal protective equipment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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